Gareth Malone, the choirmaster at the heart of BBC series The Choir is creating a new choir of members and veterans of the Armed Forces in the build up to The Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida this coming May.
“I hope that this choir will give its members a real and lasting pride. We want to tell their stories and celebrate their achievements. It’s a huge responsibility but I’m looking forward to the challenge.” – Gareth Malone
BBC One has commissioned a two-part documentary series which will follow Gareth Malone as he searches the country to create a choir of serving personnel and veterans of the Armed Forces, many of whom have started to rebuild their lives after injury and trauma. The documentaries will follow Gareth as he holds auditions and finally selects his choir. We will watch their rehearsals and the musical tasks as part of the build-up to the Invictus Games.
The series will broadcast later this year on BBC One.